According to the color wheel pro, “Red is a very emotionally intense color. It can bring text and images to the foreground. If used as an accent color it can stimulate people to make quick decisions.” And last but not least, the color of this season, “Reddish-brown is associated with harvest and fall.”
Most aren’t bold enough to use red as a predominant color in a garden design but when it comes to this season of turning colors, it’s all about red. Consider one of my favorite Maples. If you like the reddish-brown color of fall, it’s the Acer griseum, Common name, Paperbark maple that gives you colorful texture and interest all year round. You have to love its cinnamon colored bark, which is by far one of the top reasons to plant it plus it can handle zone 5! And for those of you who are humbugs about fall, grimacing and bellyaching that all in the garden is but gone, consider what Friedrich Nietzsche poignantly said, “He who has a why to live can bear almost any how.” Make your landscape pop year-round!
Images of Acer griseum (Paperbark maple) with its red fall foliage by Ann Bilowz
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